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Poignant tribute to graceful princess

Fresh flowers always adorn her tomb in Monaco. Princess Grace was killed 30 years ago but she is still revered and remembered. A photographic exhibition dedicated to her life, in the historic village of Les Baux de Provence, is a poignant reminder of how much she was loved.

Created on 05/12/2012 by By Heather Tyler at

Van Gogh’s beautiful asylum

The Mistral drove Vincent Van Gogh mad. That demon gale turns narrow cobblestone streets into icy wind tunnels and chills your body to the marrow.


Created on 05/12/2012 by By Heather Tyler at

Back-Roads Red Dragon of Wales Tour

My tour with Back-Roads Touring Company exceeded my expectations, was lots of fun and exceptional value for money. We sang along to Tom Jones and Shirley Bassey, learnt a lot about Welsh history, visited amazing places and continually drove through beautiful scenic landscapes. I fell in love with Wales, and I have Back-Roads to thank! I can say therefore, with certainty, that this will not be the last tour I do with this excellent, professional company.

Created on 08/08/2012 by Helen Lang

La Belle France

Striking the perfect balance between ‘work’ and play, Back-Roads’ La Belle France tour offers a glimpse into the French l’art de vivre.

Created on 17/04/2012 by Meagan Jones // Photography: Rhys Martin

Back to the front: War tours guide

Australians and New Zealanders have travelled to Gallipoli for decades to commemorate the WWI battles fought there, but in recent years they have been seeking out the Western Front. Paul Daley finds that organised tours are a moving history lesson.


Created on 23/01/2012 by Paul Daley

Following in the footsteps

All battlefields tours are special, for so many reasons. It is the connection that you can make with events that happened close to one hundred years ago that helped to shape the world we live in today.

Created on 31/08/2011 by Mark Banning

Christmas Market Calendar 2011

Christmas can be one of the most exciting time to visit Europe – with the splendid Christmas Markets popping up in major cities and towns in most countries offering a unique opportunity to experience the festive cheer and buy traditional Christmas gifts...

Created on 26/07/2011 by Charlotte Pinnock

Austria: A fantastic winter destination

Austria has been charming visitors and travellers for centuries. The winter months offer a unique opportunity to enjoy the traditional Christmas Markets, wind through the snow capped mountains and visit medieval towns and villages during the festive season...

Created on 14/07/2011 by Susan Oliver

Cornwall - a delightful corner of England

With its winding lanes, delicious food and idyllic seaside towns - is it really any wonder people flock to Cornwall every year?

Created on 04/07/2011 by Charlotte

Winter in Switzerland

Susie Oliver, Back-Roads' Product Development Manager tells us about her recent experience in Switzerland whilst researching our new Winter tour....

Created on 04/07/2011 by Susie Oliver

Clean Up Britain

 Back-Roads have pledged their support to Clean Up Britain's campaign to help keep Britain tidy. Find out more about our planned activities and how you can get involved with this worthwhile campaign to protect our beautiful countryside.

Created on 01/07/2011 by Charlotte Pinnock

Good times in Cornwall!

Group return from their tour in Cornwall...

Created on 09/06/2011 by Gord and Susan Sheehan

D-Day: The Canadian Story

Canadian forces had been in the UK for years; they had already lost some of their best men in the ill fated Dieppe raid of 1942, and were more than keen to play their part in what was to come...

Created on 25/05/2011 by Backroads Touring

Ironbridge: Take a journey through history

Ironbridge is a World Heritage site and memorable visit included on Back-Roads Highlights of Britain tour.


Created on 17/05/2011 by Pat Edgar

ANZAC Day on the Battlefields in France 2011

A moving tale of personal discovery on Back-Roads Anzac Day Tour 2011 as Andie discovers the burial site of her great uncle on the Western Front.

Created on 04/05/2011 by Mark Banning

Travelling La Belle France with a Back-Roads Guide

Travelling with Back-Roads through France is a unique opportunity to experience the real French culture. Andy Steele has lived in France and has been guiding with Back-Roads Touring for several years and introduces you to life in France.

Created on 18/04/2011 by Andy Steele

What's Happening in the UK and Ireland in 2011?

There are always a great number of interesting and fascinating events across the UK each year. This is your one stop guide to some of the best.

Created on 07/04/2011 by Charlotte

Grab a great touring deal!

There are still great travel deals to be had with Back-Roads Touring!

Created on 31/03/2011 by Charlotte

Kent and Sussex - A charming slice of England

More than a just a commuter county for London - Kent is a beautiful county with a rich history, home to Tudor manor houses, stately homes and castles. We discover more of Kent's hisorical past..... 

Created on 07/02/2011 by Mike Wilson

Wales - best explored along the back roads

A land of miners and farmers, poets and preachers, the little Principality of Wales punches above its weight in the realms of culture and landscape.

Created on 24/01/2011 by Mike Wilson